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20 Also Christ was not made a priest without God's strong promise. The others were made priests without God's strong promise.

21 But this man was made priest by God's strong promise. God said to him, `The Lord has made a strong promise, and he will not change it. "You are a priest for ever." '

22 Also because of this, Jesus makes a better agreement with God for people.

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20 And it was not without an oath! Others became priests without any oath, 21 but he became a priest with an oath when God said to him:

“The Lord has sworn
    and will not change his mind:(A)
    ‘You are a priest forever.’”[a](B)

22 Because of this oath, Jesus has become the guarantor of a better covenant.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Hebrews 7:21 Psalm 110:4

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